Talks and Workshops

Are you looking for a panelist for your writing conference or a guest speaker for your class? I enjoy speaking about writing, editing, and the publishing industry.

At the Hollihock Writers Conference

At the Hollihock Writers Conference

I have given talks and workshops at:

  • Universities
  • Writing conferences, groups, and associations
  • Publishing conferences, expos, and associations
  • Sci-fi and fantasy conventions
  • Editor associations

I give talks and workshops on a variety of topics, including:

  • Revision Tips and Tricks: Self-Editing for Writers
  • Using a Scene Grid to Help Guide Revision in Fiction and Memoir
  • World Building in Speculative Fiction
  • From Collection to Manuscript: Finding Theme and Continuity
  • Five Minute Critiques: Instant Feedback for Creative Writers
  • Working with an Editor
  • Building and Developing an Editing Business
  • Developmental Editing of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • The Publishing Process: Understanding Workflows and Priorities
  • Working with Independent Authors

Are you interested in having me come give any of these talks? Do you have another topic you’d like me to cover? Great! Let’s chat!

2019 Talks and Workshops

Want to come hear me talk? Here’s where I’ll be in 2019.

Arisia, January 18–21, Boston, MA

  • Scaffolding: Writing Started Strong
  • Blocked: What to Do When the Words Stop

The Editorial Freelancers Association, March 7, Online

  • Working with Independent Authors

ACES: The Society for Editing, March 28–30, Providence, RI

  • Developmental Editing of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Coaching Writers

The Editorial Freelancers Association, June 27, Online

  • Developmental Editing of Fiction: Strategies for Stepping Back to See the Big Picture

Red Pencil, September 21, Seattle, WA

  • Working with Independent Authors